Surveys conducted from the week beginning 30 November 2020 show a significant increase in willingness to get vaccinated. While in the first week of the survey fewer than 15% of respondents wanted a vaccine, by the nineteenth week (beginning 5 April 2021), about 59% of respondents did (including those who have already received at least the first dose). In the past week, more than 17% of all respondents were negative about vaccination, compared with nearly 36% in the first week. Better information and the progress of the vaccination programme have certainly played a role in improving vaccine acceptance

Are you willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 once a vaccine becomes available?

Attitudes towards vaccination are most influenced by views on the safety of the vaccines. 86% of respondents are persuaded by the severity of the pandemic and the number of cases and deaths, 83% by news about vaccination in the press and media, 82% by government communication and 70% by information in social media. However, half (51%) of all respondents do not take into account the views of anti-vaxxers and vaccine sceptics at all

How much does the following affect your attitude to vaccination?

In the nineteenth week of the survey, vaccination willingness continued to increase compared to the previous week. Compared to the beginning of the survey (30 November - 6 December 2020), the proportion of people seeking vaccination or who have already received a vaccine has increased by four times. The proportion of those who have not yet made a decision is declining, but remained significant

Are you willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 once a vaccine becomes available?

Mostly people over the age of 64 (85%) and those with tertiary education (76%) plan to get vaccinated. Young people and the less educated are the most dismissive towards vaccination

Vaccination plans of 15–74 year olds by some characteristics*